Kentucky is on the board first with a basket, Davion Mintz adds another basket, Boston and Mintz with 3 pointers for the Cats to have a 10-0 lead. Vanderbilt finally on the board with a basket and one, that they make to make it 10-3. They get another to get within 5 of Kentucky, but the Cats have an answer as BJ Boston drains a 3 pointer, Vandy turnover and he dunks it for the Cats to have a 15-5 lead. Isaiah Jackson makes both free throws, Vandy with a 3 pointer. Kentucky with back to back baskets, Cats are up 21-8. Kentucky with back to back baskets, Vanderbilt with a basket and free throws, another Vandy basket and one of two free throws cut the lead to just ten, but Kentucky will answer with a basket. Vanderbilt is still just chipping away at the Kentucky lead having it down to single digits, even after a 3 pointer for the Cats; they have it down to nine. But Kentucky seems to have an answer. Kentucky will lead 42-30 at halftime.